Lady Indians go down in straight sets to Valley in sectional play Manchester hosts the inaugural Southern Ohio Cheer Challenge NAHS girls claim soccer sectional title Seas siblings are SHAC Cross-Country champions Lady Devils will collect fourth consecutive SHAC gold ball trophy Lady Hounds ousted in sectional tourney opener Peebles Lions Club holding Thanksgiving fund raiser FFA Fruit sales have begun, run until Nov. 18 Historical marker is repaired PES will present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Eagle Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center Open House showcases new unit PES teacher honored by ACOVSD Board Friends of North Adams Library dedicate new brick Veterans Memorial Senior Profile: Landon Wright Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water


The next meeting of the Bicentennial Committee will be tomorrow, Aug. 13th at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall. There is still time for you to get involved in this year’s celebration.

The “All About Caramel Culinary” contest will be on Saturday, Aug. 29. The contest entry deadline is 11 a.m. and items need to be brought to the Township Building. There are five categories: Cakes, Candy, Pies, Cookies and Bars, and Miscellaneous. Each entry will be judged and first, second and third place winners will be announced shortly after the judging. All entries will be sold at the auction on Saturday evening at 6 pm. The first, second and third place winners will receive a percentage of the sale of their item. All other entries will be sold and the entire amount of the sale will be donated to the Caramel Festival Committee.

The Queen Contest will be Friday, Aug. 28 at 6:45 p.m. For more information call Lisa Davis at 937-205-1507. The Little Miss and Mr. Winchester contest will be on Saturday, Aug. 29, with registration at 9:30 a.m. For more information call Lisa Tumbleson at 937-695-8036. The Baby Show will also be on Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. For more information call Rebecca Chandler at 937-779-9005.

A Car and Motorcycle Cruise-In will be held on Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at the W3CU Parking Lot (site of the old school). For more information call Rodney Tumbleson at 937-695-8036 or Mike Hughes at 937-217-0755.

Winchester will be hosting a community-wide yard sale on Friday and Saturday the weekend of the festival. We are hoping to have lots of participants.

The Winchester United Methodist Church will be having a Homecoming service at morning worship, Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m. An invitation is extended to everyone, but especially to those who may have attended the church at any time. If you are unable to attend, please send a note with anything you remember about the church, ministers, MYF, special services, etc. Notes can be sent to 60 N. Hartford Ave., Winchester, Ohio 45697.

We have more Bicentennial tee shirts and if you would like to purchase one let us know. They are $15 each.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): The coming of the Railroad in 1871 and the opening of the bank in 1884 brought change to Winchester. H.H. Mechlin brought his lumber and sawmill business from Pike County to Winchester in 1894. He employed about 50 men and 25 teams. A Business Men’s Association was formed in 1899. Honorable L. J. Fenton was the President. The beneficial effect of the organization was three factories. Mr. Mechlin built the Winchester Bent Wood Works in 1900 which employed 25 men. Jacob Eckman moved his Favorite Shoe Company from Cincinnati to the building that was formerly Thomson’s Store. The Winchester Canning Company was organized by selling stock and Mr. A. S. Doak was President. Another business formed in 1898 is still in business today, 117 years later.

Don’t forget The Winchester Hydromobile Factory owned by J.H. Smith. He built and designed cars that resembled a carriage. The first one didn’t run but he sold the next one for $600 to a man who delivered the mail from Ripley to West Union. The first telephone came in 1901 and electric street lights in 1910.

Remember that I depend on information from others which is due by Sunday evening and can be sent by calling 937-695-9977 (leave a message) or by email @
Many Bicentennial events are being planned

By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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